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Krannert Executive Forum - Bob Toth

Bob Toth

Bob Toth

Managing Director
CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC

Bob Toth is a Managing Director of CCMP Capital.  He focuses on making investments in the industrial and chemicals sectors.  Mr. Toth has more than 30 years of experience in leadership roles at global industrial and chemical companies, most recently serving as CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Polypore International, Inc., a leading global high technology filtration company specializing in microporous membranes.  Prior to joining CCMP in 2016, Mr. Toth served as CEO and President of Polypore since 2005, during which time Polypore transitioned from a private to a public company via a successful IPO in 2007 and was ultimately acquired in 2015.  Under his leadership, Polypore’s enterprise value increased from approximately $1 billion to more than $3 billion.  

Prior to this, Mr. Toth held the role of President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of CP Kelco ApS, a global leader in the specialty hydrocolloids market.  Mr. Toth led CP Kelco ApS through a comprehensive business turnaround and successful exit during his tenure.  Prior to joining CP Kelco in 2001, Mr. Toth spent 19 years at Monsanto Company and Solutia Inc. where he held a variety of managerial and executive roles.  In his most recent position at Solutia, he was responsible for the company’s performance coatings materials, technical specialty resins and pressure sensitive adhesives business, as well as the geographic region of Europe.  In this role, Mr. Toth also led the $640 million acquisition and integration of Germany-based Vianova Resins.

Mr. Toth is currently a member of the board of directors of PQ Corporation, SPX Corporation and Materion Corporation.  Mr. Toth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an MBA from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.